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These Oregon firefighters bring Baby Yoda doll on their calls. Here’s why

A young boy donated Baby Yoda to the cause after he saw that they were taking donations.

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Baby Yoda from ‘The Mandalorian,’ which will soon return for its second season.
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A young Oregon boy donated a Baby Yoda doll to his local team of firefighters after he saw they were taking donations. And now, the firefighters bring Baby Yoda with them when they’re out on their calls.

What happened:

Carver, 5, told his grandmother, Sasha Tinning, that he wanted to donate something to his local firefighters who are battling the raging wildfires in Oregon right now, CNN reports.

Tinning brought Carver to the store, where he found a Baby Yoda doll that he wanted to send to those battling wildfires.

  • “Thank you, firefighters,” he wrote in a letter to the firefighting team. “Here is a friend for you, in case you get lonely <3 Love, Carver.”

Days later, Tyler Eubanks, who runs the donation drive, told Tinning that the firefighters love the doll. They bring Baby Yoda with them on their calls. And they’ll show off what they do with the doll on a Facebook group, which has more than 20,000 followers.

  • “These firefighters are away from their children, their loved ones. This is a little pal that brings a bit of normalcy to a crazy time,” Tinning told CNN.

Baby Yoda cat

This isn’t the only Baby Yoda we’ve seen in real life connected to the West’s wildfires. In fact, a cat which resembles Baby Yoda from “Star Wars: The Mandalorian” was rescued from the California wildfires, which I wrote about for

The cat was taken to the Cal Oak Animal Shelter.

  • “Over this past weekend, firefighters rushed this tiny 2- or 3-week-old kitten to the Cal Oak Animal Shelter,” the post reads. “They found her in the middle of the road on their route, thank goodness! She came in covered in smoke and ash and was immediately examined by our vet. These images show her after her bath and sleeping about t2 minutes after the first photo was taken! She is being cared for by a medical foster to receive the special care she needs.”